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That's Enough Light on Domestic Drones

October 2, 2013

Responding to this claim on the EFF's website, staff attorney Jennifer Lynch wrote in a blog post: "It's hard to fathom how releasing the name of a county sheriff department-without any other information about the drone flight for that department-would somehow let the criminals in the area know they're being watched and help them evade detection."

Lynch noted in a phone interview that the government belied rationale by shedding light on assistance to state law enforcement organizations in Minnesota, Texas, North Dakota and Arizona. She said that she intended to make that point when the EFF files a response brief.

She is also trying to lift redactions from the department's "Concept and Operations of CBP's Predator B Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Fiscal Year 2010 Report to Congress," or Conops.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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